Recurrent soft palatal tumour: from pleomorphic adenoma to mucoepidermoid carcinoma
Keywords:Histology, Minor salivary gland, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Neoplasms, Soft palate
Cases of mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is common among major salivary gland neoplasms, however infrequent cases are reported for this growth over the palatal region. We presented a case of a 50-year-old gentleman whom presented with tumour over soft palate with 3 different histopathological reports. This gentleman had history of excision of right soft palatal mass on his first presentation which was reported as palatal pleomorphic adenoma, he however had tumour recurrence over the same site after 3 years whereby biopsy was read as squamous cell carcinoma. A wide local excision of the tumour was performed and final report was disclosed as mucoepidermoid carcinoma.
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